The Jacksonville Jaguars led the NFL in cap space earlier this year. Even after all the additions they made in free agency, they still have $38.49 million in cap room, according to Over the Cap. If they wish, they can still sign a few free agents. After all, their tight end room could use some help and EDGE defender Melvin Ingram could give their defense a boost. However, the Jags need to also start planning for the future.
Jacksonville’s biggest free-agent decision this offseason was left tackle Cam Robinson and they ended up applying the franchise tag and they avoided going into a shopping spree. Next year will be different though. The Jaguars have a few talented players in line for a contract and they must decide which ones are part of their long-term plans. It won’t be easy. Although they will once again have a vast amount of cap space in 2021, they won’t be able to retain all of them.
Here are four contracts the Jacksonville Jaguars must revisit soon:
4. Josh Jones, safety
This one is a tricky one. The Jaguars revamped their safety room this offseason. They signed Rayshawn Jenkins in free agency and drafted Andre Cisco in this year’s selection meeting. Moreover, they brought back Josh Jones on a one-year contract worth $1.127 million. The 2017 second-round pick is having a solid offseason and could challenge incumbent Jarrod Wilson for the starting job.
Both Jones and Wilson are set to become free agents in 2021. The team’s brass likely wants to see Cisco on the field sooner rather than later and sophomore Daniel Thomas will vie for playing time. If Jones ends up having a good year, the Jags will have to strongly consider bringing him back once again.